EPA Science Inventory

Career Paths in Environmental Sciences

Citation:

Fontaine, T. Career Paths in Environmental Sciences. Presented at University of Oregon Women in Graduate Sciences Seminar, Eugene, OR, April 30, 2013.

Description:

Career paths, current and future, in the environmental sciences will be discussed, based on experiences and observations during the author's 40 + years in the field. An emphasis will be placed on the need for integrated, transdisciplinary systems thinking approaches toward achieving sustainable futures for environment, economy and society. This will be discussed in the context of climate change, changing population numbers and demographics, and increasingly limited energy and water supplies.

Purpose/Objective:

Students especially, and the public in general, are often interested in how people choose their career and the paths they take to pursue it. EPA scientists have much to offer in this regard and can help guide and mentor their listeners so that they can avoid career pitfalls and apply their energies in the most productive and important areas.

URLs/Downloads:

ABSTRACT - FONTAINE.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 27.181 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Start Date: 05/08/2013
Completion Date: 05/08/2013
Record Last Revised: 06/03/2013
Record Created: 05/08/2013
Record Released: 05/08/2013
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 255332

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

WESTERN ECOLOGY DIVISION